ASUS® Essentio CM1530 Review
The ASUS Essentio CM1530 is a personal entertainment centre from ASUS. It combines both style and maximum performance in a small desktop PC. It offers good multimedia experiences of high definition video and audio with DirectX 10. This PC is provided with DVD super-multi and light-scribe 16x optical drive. A secondary CD or DVD drive is also available with this product. It delivers both wired (LAN) and wireless (both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) connectivity.
The ASUS Essentio CM1530 is specially designed to provide the best results for the professionals in animation fields as it uses high-end discrete graphics and powerful processing technology to provide realistic outputs. It is provided with a multi-card reader that reads almost all flash memory types. The Operating System used in this desktop pc is Windows 7 Home or Premium.
The ASUS Essentio CM1530 supports AMD multi-core processors. This desktop PC has 4xDIMM Slots dual-channel DDR3 1333MHz memory that supports a maximum of 16 GB and it also has good data storage of 500 GB or 1 TB SATA hard disk drives. The supported processors in this desktop PC are AMD AM3 for Phenom II, Phenom, Athlon, Athlon II and Sempron Processors. The motherboard of this PC possesses two PCI slots, one PCI x16 2.0 and one PCI-e 1x slot for providing expansion possibilities. This PC includes DVI-D out, HDMI port, S/PDIF port and an 8 channel audio output with the basic desktop port interfaces. The chipset used for North Bridge is AMD 760G and for South Bridge is AMD SB710.
- FIVE – Guaranteed Solid and Quiet Performance
To make sure that this PC delivers the best operation, stability and compatibility, it undergoes several tests and rigorous inspections like electromagnetic radiation tests and safety tests. This PC uses ASUS Q-fan technology that automatically adjusts the CPU fan speed according to the thermal output and intensity levels of the system. This fan intelligently switches to the proper mode for delivering speed and low-noise operations.
- FOUR – Multitasking
Multitasking is the most prominent feature provided in this class of desktop PCs. The ASUS Essentio CM1530 features great multi-task computing capabilities. It uses AMD Phenom processor which keenly performs intensive computing jobs at the same time. This PC provides a high memory of 16 GB RAM and a dedicated graphics card to provide seamless working of multiple projects at the same time.
- THREE – Sturdy and Sleek design
This PC has a black front panel that gives a baffling dark glossy sheen to the cover and it also gives an astute appeal to the system. This sleek and stylish panel sets off extreme performance of the PC. An elegant 'Power' button is flushed smoothly on the chassis and driver bays. Its dimension is 173x360x400 mm (WDH) and weighs 10.5kg.
- TWO – Multimedia Features
The ASUS Essentio CM1530 uses ATI Radeon 3000 graphics card that offers Microsoft DirectX10 that support outstanding 3D graphics-rendering capabilities in games, videos and applications. For providing a theater-like HD 8 channel audio output, this PC uses ALC887 8 channel audio codec. This PC is also provided with HDMI and S-PDIF ports. These features provide an enhanced multimedia entertainment to the users.
- ONE – PC-Cillin 2010
The ASUS Essentio CM1530 includes PC-Cillin 2010. PC-Cillin is an antivirus or Internet security program developed by Trend Micro. This program consists of antivirus software, a scanner and a firewall. It also offers remote folder and file permissions control, home network protection, website authentication, PC tuning and cleanup, personal data leak prevention, wireless network validation and many other security features.
The ASUS Essentio CM1530 is an entertainment station that satisfies both professional and leisure needs.